‘Tom’s Memory Will Live On’

Thomas Kirwan

The fiancée of a Wolverhampton man, who was murdered outside a nightclub, has told Free Radio his memory will live on.

Jade Elwell has spoken to us as she prepares for Tom Kirwan’s funeral, which is being held in the city on Friday 28th September.

The 23-year-old, who worked in Bridgnorth, died after being stabbed outside Uberra nightclub, just off the ring road, in July. Four men and one woman have been arrested in connection with Mr Kirwan’s killing and have since been released on bail.

Around 400 people are expected at his funeral but before that, family and friends will gather by the Billy Wright Statue outside Molineux for a 15 minute silence for the Wolves fan.

Jade told us it’s a fitting tribute:

“Me and his Mom decided to go ahead with stopping at Molineux. Obviously he was a Wolves fan and I just thought it’d be nice for him as we pass through to the church.

“He always used to like to go to the games and watch it down his Mom’s club and he really enjoyed watching Wolves.

“He was just a genuine guy and he was just so friendly. He had a heart of gold and he’d do absolutely anything for anybody.”

Click below to listen to more from Jade:

Since Tom’s death, Wolves have created a memorial brick, which is in the new Stan Cullis Stand and says “Always in our heart”, while a football team has been set up in his memory. TK Wanderers are currently unbeaten in their Sunday league.

Friends and family also started a petition, which calls for tougher sentences for people who carry knives and they’re hoping to take it to the Government once enough people have signed it.

Jade told us more about the petition:

You can find the petition by clicking here.

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